Report: 83% of manufacturers plan to use generative AI in their operations this year 

April 18, 2024
95% of manufacturers are using or evaluating smart manufacturing technology.

Rockwell Automation, Inc. has released the results of the 9th annual “State of Smart Manufacturing Report.” The company, in conjunction with Sapio Research, surveyed 1,567 workers with roles from management up to the C-suite from 17 of the top manufacturing countries. Rockwell surveyed manufacturers from a range of industries, including consumer packaged goods, food & beverage, automotive, semiconductor, energy, and life sciences, with revenues spanning $100 million to over $30 billion. Key findings of the report include:

  • 83% of manufacturers expect to use generative AI in their operations in 2024 
  • 95% of manufacturers are using or evaluating smart manufacturing technology 
  • 94% of manufacturers plan to maintain or grow their workforce due to smart manufacturing technology adoption 

In a recent quote, Cyril Perducat, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Rockwell Automation, said, “A skilled workforce is the cornerstone of any successful manufacturing operation, but attracting, managing and retaining workers is proving to be an ongoing challenge. The survey found technology alone is not the answer. To remain competitive, manufacturers need to focus their staff on embracing new technology as a core part of their evolving organizational culture, creating a technology/worker partnership that drives their business forward.” 

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About the Author

Alexis Gajewski | Senior Content Strategist

Alexis Gajewski has over 15 years of experience in the maintenance, reliability, operations, and manufacturing space. She joined Plant Services in 2008 and works to bring readers the news, insight, and information they need to make the right decisions for their plants. Alexis also authors “The Lighter Side of Manufacturing,” a blog that highlights the fun and innovative advances in the industrial sector. 

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